“Whenever I can, I work to provide knowledge to those who need it; to give them at least a starting point to navigate whatever their issue might be," said Personal Injury Attorney Rita Hanshumaker.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 12, 2010
Three attorneys and one paralegal from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin volunteered to man the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s (NCAJ) legal desk at the Fiesta del Pueblo on Sept. 11 and 12.
(PRWEB) October 7, 2010 -- The bilingual volunteers included Attorney Rick Fleming, head of the firm’s Social Security Department and a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law; Attorneys Rita Hanshumaker and Crystal Young, both personal injury attorneys and Cali Schmitt, a bilingual litigation paralegal.
Each one volunteered to serve three hours, for a total of 12 hours of service. Throughout the festival, they counseled about 50 people, giving advice on issues ranging from family law and personal injury to NC Workers’ Comp and Social Security.
“I think knowledge is power and many Latinos, due to the language barrier or other issues, are often unaware of their basic rights,” Hanshumaker said. “Whenever I can, I work to provide knowledge to those who need it; to give them at least a starting point to navigate whatever their issue might be."
“My help may be as simple as providing someone with a referral number, or as involved as actually giving them a detailed consultation. But at any level, it gives me great personal satisfaction to volunteer my time to help those who might benefit from any legal information I have to share.”
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 29 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.